35+ Free Quilt Patterns for Beginners
Learn how to quilt with easy quilt patterns that teach you the basics! Each of these quilts is simple to assemble, uses basic shapes, and is something you can be proud to display in your home or give as a gift.
Big Block Style
For a throw with maximum impact made in a minimum amount of time, try this quilt made of 8-1/2" squares.
Quilt size: 56-1/2x64-1/2"
Strips of Solids
Bands of bold color make a dramatic statement in this throw.
Quilt size: 45-1⁄2×48-1⁄2"
Charming Floral Table Runner
Highlight 5" charm squares between 2-1⁄2"-wide fabric strips in a quilt-as-you-go table runner to make home decor in no time.
Quilt size: 14×30"
Red squares add a punch of color to serene blue and white strips.
Quilt size: 42-1⁄2" square
Giant blocks, each created from just five large pieces, make this zesty quilt a snap to complete.
Quilt size: 65-1/2x84-1/2"
Dress up your dinner table for summer with an easy-to-sew runner made from handy 2-1⁄2"-wide precut strips.
Quilt size: 16×50"
Each block of this sizzling, south-of-the-border throw uses nine assorted stripe, plaid, and solid fabrics.
Quilt size: 54-1/2" square
Simple Sashing and Rectangles Quilt
Make a scrappy yet orderly quilt using aqua, lime, and cocoa print fat quarters.
Finished quilt: 58-1/2x81-1/2"
Around the Block
Show off polka dots of all colors and sizes in a super-size Log Cabin block.
Quilt size: 51-1/2" square
Seaworthy Baby Quilt
Keep it simple. One bright red print adds a shot of color to the scrappy quilt. Novelty sea prints add a whimsical touch.
Quilt size: 34×40"
Capitalize on eye-catching prints for an oversize throw with a quick-to-piece symmetrical arrangement of large fabric cuts and a coordinating pillowcase.
Quilt size: 65-1⁄2×72-1⁄2"
On the Fly
Fins, feathers, and fur fussy-cut from nature-motif fabrics punctuate the warm colors of this flannel throw made for a man who loves the outdoors.
Quilt size: 47×70"
Utilize a whole bundle of fat eighths by sewing together rectangles of color.
Quilt size: 42-1⁄2 ×46-1⁄2"
Cheery blue and yellow star in this sunny wall quilt. A variety of geometric prints complement the tone-on-tones for low-contrast piecing.
Quilt size: 33-1⁄2" square
Scrappy Chic Throw
Make a scrappy quilt using a pack of precut 10" squares.
Quilt size: 50 ×67"
Stacked Rectangles Quilt
Turn precut 10" squares into an easy quilted throw.
Finished quilt: 62x79"
Who says a beach-inspired quilt has to be blue and tan? The starfish, beach glass, and seashell prints in this wall hanging inspire a beach vibe despite the nontraditional color scheme.
Quilt size: 41×45"
Use the same print in a variety of hues to create an unexpected, yet cohesive, mix of colors.
Quilt size: 43×51-1⁄2"
Simple shapes look anything but basic in a kid’s quilt highlighted by bright squares of color.
Quilt size: 32-1⁄2 ×48-1⁄2"
It's a Plaid, Plaid World
Plaids in happy, bright colors form a whimsical quilt. Though the plaids give the throw a complex look, it is simply rows of rectangles in five sizes sewn together in a random order.
Quilt size: 56-1⁄2×62-1⁄2"
Squares and Sashing Quilt
Sew a simple throw composed of 5" squares fussy-cut from an assortment of floral fabric.
Quilt size: 36-1/2x43-1/4"
Go bright and bold with geometric tone-on-tones and a solid white. These prints create visual movement in the Rail Fence quilt.
Quilt size: 54-1⁄2 " square
Build blocks in two sizes for a kid’s quilt that comes together easily. Fussy-cut block centers, bright prints, and standout stripes add playful style.
Quilt size: 40-1⁄2" square
One-Patch Table Runner
This easy project can be pieced in one day using fabrics scraps.
Quilt size: 22-1/2x42-1/2"
City Lights Quilt
Combine rectangles and dark sashing and borders to create a quilt design that resembles a skyscraper with windows aglow.
Quilt size: 50-3/4x54"
Rail Fence Baby Quilt
Combine light, medium, and dark prints to make a playful crib quilt of Rail Fence blocks.
Quilt size: 37-1/2x47-1/2"
Big Block Throw
Have large prints you don't want to cut into smaller pieces? Try this quilt, where bold botanical prints are perfectly showcased in 18" squares.
Quilt size: 54-1/2" square
Easy Squares Table Topper
Four-Patch blocks, setting squares, and rectangles are all you need to make an easy-to-piece table topper.
Three vertical rows of pieced graphic prints combine to make an impactful wall hanging.
Quilt size: 42-1⁄2×54-1⁄2"
Easy Squares Quilt
Stitch up a simple quilt using fun and funky florals, plaid setting squares, and black-and-white sashing and border fabrics.
Quilt size: 34-1/2x44-1/2"
Fresh Four-Patch Table Topper
Four-Patch blocks and setting squares team up for a fabulous table topper.
Quilt size: 50-1/2" square
Window Pane Wall Hanging
Fabric selection is key in this quilted wall hanging. The bold multicolor print creates a medallion-style middle and solid black sashing establishes a crisp grid.
Quilt size: 36x40"
Fast and Fun Kids Quilt
Rectangles make up this easy-to-assemble quilt. If you’re making it as a gift, personalize the prints to the recipient.
Quilt size: 48-1⁄2×55-1⁄2"
Strips and Sashing Kid’s Quilt
Surround strips separated by sashing with a pair of borders in an easy kid’s quilt.
Quilt size: 45-1/2x46"
Two-Block Kid’s Quilt
Animal-theme novelty prints make an easy, kid-friendly crib quilt.
Quilt size: 35-1/2x49-1/2"
Modern-Day Cowboy Throw
Southwest colors, earthy motifs, and a graphic background bring the flavor of the Old West to a throw with a modern design.
Quilt size: 50-1⁄2×66-1⁄2"